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Public Meetings and Community Events

Through Jan. 15

Hinds Community College Registration, at all campuses. Extended hours: 8:15 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:15 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday. Classes begin Monday, Jan. 11, but students can still register late through Jan. 15. Call 1-800-HINDS-CC.

Through Jan. 25

The World Through Lou's Lens at the Arts Center of Mississippi (201 E. Pascagoula St.). An exhibit showcasing 80 years of Lou Shornick's photography along with pieces donated by various local artists such as Anthony DiFatta, Tony Davenport and Bill Wilson. All proceeds from the sale of the artwork will go to the Kids Fund established at the Community Foundation of Greater Jackson to support the launch of Mississippi Music N' Motion, a new music-education program for underprivileged students. Call 601-960-1557.

Monday, Jan. 11

5 p.m., Madison County School Board Meeting at Madison Middle School (1365 Mannsdale Road). The board holds its regular meeting. Call 601-879-3000.

6:30 p.m., Utica Alumni Association Meeting at the Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). The group will meet in the Community Meeting Room. Call 601-982-8467.

Tuesday, Jan. 12

8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m., MINCAP Business Sessions at the Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). The Minority Capital Fund of Mississippi, which provides non-traditional financing and technical assistance to minority and women business owners, will meet in the community meeting room. Open to the public. Call 601-982-8467.

9 a.m., "Legal Issues Impacting Women" Seminar at Mississippi State University, Meridian Campus (1000 Highway 19 N., Meridian), in the campus auditorium. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Topics include divorce, child support, child custody and domestic violence. Sponsored by the Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women. Open to the public. Free; call 601-291-5067.

9:30 a.m., One on One with Mayor Johnson at Jackson City Hall (200 S. President St.). Citizens who wish to speak to the Mayor must sign up between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., and time will be limited based on the number of people who sign up. Call 601-960-2378.

10 a.m., Jackson City Council Meeting, at Jackson City Hall (200 S. President St.). The council holds its regular meeting, open to the public. Free; call 601-960-1033.

2 p.m., Jackson Medical Mall Foundation Teen Summit Meeting at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). The group will meet in the Community Meeting Room. Call 601-982-8467.

4 p.m., Ribbon-cutting Ceremony at Jackson Academy (4908 Ridgewood Road). The school celebrates the opening of its new Performing Arts Center. Call 601-364-5718.

6 p.m., JSU Jackson-Hinds Alumni Chapter Meeting at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). The group will meet in the Community Meeting Room. Call 601-982-8467.

6:30 p.m., War and Society Roundtable at the Library of Hattiesburg, Petal and Forrest County (329 Hardy St., Hattiesburg). The Center for the Study of War and Society will discuss the World War II memoir "Outwitting the Gestapo" by Lucie Aubrac, who fought to free her Jewish husband and his fellow resistance members from the prisons of Lyon, France. Free; call 601-584-3166 or 601-266-6196.

7 p.m., Millsaps Arts and Lecture Series: Connie Gibbons, at Millsaps College, Ford Academic Complex (1701 N. State St.). Connie Gibbons, executive director of the B.B. King Museum, will present a program on the man, his music and the Mississippi Delta that inspired him, all brought to life through archival film footage and sound clips. This event includes a live performance by blues musician Jerry Fair, who will showcase King's signature sound. $10; call 601-974-1130.

Wednesday, Jan. 13

9:30 a.m. -7:30 p.m., Mississippi Business & Technology Expo at the Mississippi Trade Mart (1200 Mississippi St.). The business-to-business networking event will include almost 200 exhibits, awards programs, free seminars, door prizes and more. Hours are 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Jan. 13 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 14. Free with a business card; call 601-364-1000.

10 a.m.-2 p.m., Civic Engagement Day at the Mississippi Immigrants' Rights Alliance (612 N. State St.), on the second floor. The day includes training at 10 a.m., lunch at noon and a trip to the state capitol for legislative meetings and observations. Call if you live outside of the Jackson area and need transportation. Call 601-968-5182 or 228-234-1697.

11:30 a.m., Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting, at the Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce (754 S. Pear Orchard Road, Ridgeland). The board holds its regular meeting. Call 601-991-9996.

Noon, "History Is Lunch" at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building (200 North St.). David Preziosi, Mississippi Heritage Trust, will show images of and talk about the sites on the "10 Most Endangered" list. Bring your own lunch; coffee/water provided. Free; call 601-576-6850.

5:30 p.m., Public Policy Toastmasters Club 8689 Meeting, at Jackson State University (1400 Lynch St.) in the Sampson Library auditorium on the second floor. Improve your communication skills and become a better speaker and leader. Membership required. Call for details on membership dues; call 601-918-8523.

Thursday, Jan. 14

8:30 a.m., The Economic Outlook for 2010 Symposium at the University of Southern Mississippi, Thad Cochran Center (118 College Dr., Hattiesburg). Experts will take a close look at the U.S. economy, the Mississippi economy and what is happening in South Mississippi. Speakers include Dr. William Gunther, Dr. Rajeev Dhawan, Dr. Darrin M. Webb and Dr. David Altig. Registration required. The conference fee includes copies of all materials, refreshments, lunch and reserved parking. $45; call 601-266-5049.

8:15 a.m., Rankin County Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting at Rankin County Chamber of Commerce (101 Service Drive, Brandon). The board holds its regular meeting. Call 601-825-1475.

10 a.m., State Board of Education Meeting at Central High School Building (359 N. West St.), on the 4th floor in the board room. The board holds its regular meeting, open to the public. The meeting continues Friday, Jan. 15, at 8:30 a.m. Call 601-359-3513.

10 a.m.-3 p.m., Mississippi Business & Technology Expo at the Mississippi Trade Mart (1200 Mississippi St.). The business-to-business networking event will include almost 200 exhibits, awards programs, free seminars, door prizes and more. Hours are 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Jan. 13 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 14. Free with a business card; call 601-364-1000.

6 p.m., Precinct 2 COPS Meeting at Jackson Police Department, Precinct 2 (711 W. Capitol St.). These monthly meetings are forums designed to help resolve community issues or problems, from crime to potholes. Call 601-960-0002.

6:30 p.m., "Why Should We Have Healthcare Reform?" at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). The session is part of the Medgar Evers/Ella Baker Civil Rights Lecture Series; panelists will discuss the necessity of healthcare reform. Free; call 601-979-1562.

Friday, Jan. 15

8:30 a.m., State Board of Education Meeting at Central High School Building (359 N. West St.), on the 4th floor in the board room. The board holds its regular meeting, open to the public. The meeting began Thursday, Jan. 14, at 10 a.m. Call 601-359-3513.

9 a.m., Rankin County Board of Supervisors Meeting, at Rankin County Government Offices (211 E. Government St., Brandon). The board holds its recess meeting. Call 601-825-1475.

9 a.m., Hinds County Board of Supervisors, at Chancery Court (316 S. President St.). The Board of Supervisors holds its recess meeting. Free; call 601-968-6501.

Be sure to confirm dates and times for all meetings.

Previous Comments

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154940
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The Utica Alumni Association Meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. tonight is canceled. The association meets regularly on the second Monday of the month. The next meeting is Feb. 8.

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Ronni_Mott
Date
2010-01-11T14:24:49-06:00

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